Easter Resurrection Eggs DIY Tutorial

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When I was a child we made resurrection eggs at church out of egg cartons and plastic eggs. I wanted to recreate this experience for my children but wanted the eggs to stand up to many years of wear and use. When I saw these wooden eggs, I knew they were exactly what I was looking for!

I made these three years ago and they’re still my favorite! Each day we hide one egg around the house. Once the kids find the egg we read the corresponding scripture as part of our Easter school. Here’s how you can make your own.

Supplies

Wooden Eggs (I found ours in the Target dollar spot, but here are ones similar)

Woodburner Tool 

Food Coloring

1 T. White Vinegar

1 T. Water

Gallon Size Ziploc Bags

Paper Towels

Instructions

Sketch the corresponding symbol onto each egg with a pencil. Carefully wood burn the sketch into the egg. You may want to practice this on scrap wood beforehand if you’ve never used a wood burner before. After they have cooled, you’re ready to dye each egg.

wooden eggs with pencil sketches

You can use liquid water colors, or natural dyes but we used food coloring to get brighter colors. Take a gallon sized Ziploc bag and add in 5-10 drops of coloring. Add in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water until they’re mixed well with the food coloring.

Add in one egg at a time and coat the egg in the coloring until well colored. Carefully take out of the bag and set out to dry. Wipe the excess coloring with a paper towel. Let sit for 30 minutes (or until dry) and repeat for darker colors. 

eggs being wood burned

Symbols

Day 1: Palm Branch--The Triumphal Entry, Matthew 21:1-10

Day 2Coins--The Plan to Betray Jesus, Matthew 26:14-25

Day 3: Bread--The Institution of the Lord's Supper, Matthew 26: 26-29 

Day 4: Moon--Jesus in Gethsemane, Matthew 26: 26-46

Day 5: Sword-- Jesus is Betrayed, Matthew 26: 47-56

Day 6: Crown of Thorns-- Pilate Delivers Jesus to be Crucified, Matthew 27: 11-31

Day 7: Nails--The Crucifixion, Matthew 27: 32-44, Mark 15:21-32

Day 8: Three Crosses--The Crucifixion, Luke 23: 26-42, John 19: 16b-27

Day 9: Torn Curtain--The Death of Jesus, Matthew 27:45-56, John 19:28-37

Day 10: Burial Cloths--Jesus is Buried, Matthew 27:57-66, John 38-42

Day 11: Empty Tomb--The Resurrection, Matthew 28:1-10, John 20:1-18

Day 12: Clouds--The Ascension, Luke 24: 36-53

wooden easter eggs
I am always looking for ways to teach my children the richness of Scripture in a way that connects with them, as well as ways to celebrate the history and depth of holiday traditions. Check out these other blog post for how we've celebrated in the past:

Simple + Meaningful Easter Traditions
An Expectant Easter Review


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